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- On June 9, 2021
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When was the last time you considered software and hardware upgrades? Many people do not prioritize updating software and hardware because they believe that “You don’t need to fix it until broken.” Resolute Consulting Group LLC respectfully disagrees with this age-old fallacy because it is abundantly clear that today’s cyber-attacks specifically prey on vulnerabilities present in outdated software and hardware.
It may not be “broken,” but it is certainly old. “Working” does not imply “safe.” Old software and hardware simply do not have the most up-to-date defenses, such as security patches and firmware advances, to keep you safe from new and evolving threats.
Upgrade Your Software
When troubleshooting for clients, we come across all kinds of software. We frequently see people working on out-of-date, unpatched Windows operating systems or other software that is 6 or more years old! You’ve probably heard it before, but it bears repeating: keep your software up to date, patched, and upgrade to the latest software versions as often as possible.
Upgrade Old Hardware
This is also evident in hardware such as servers and PCs. Hackers have discovered security flaws in them as well. Another effective way to improve security is to update any computers in your company or organization that are more than three years old. New desktops and laptops include new and improved components such as improved memory, network interface cards, hard drives, and processors such as the latest Intel Core processors. These processors can improve the efficiency of your operating system and security software.
Also, keep in mind that, the most recent software will not run on outdated hardware. Are your old PCs or servers compromising your security because they can’t run the most up-to-date security software?
As a result, we urge you to make software and hardware updates a regular task. You won’t be disappointed because you’ll be boosting your security as well as your productivity by using the most up-to-date tools and fastest speeds.
Know Where You Stand with Software and Hardware Updates
Are you stumped as to where to start? We’d like to assist you by providing you with an asset management report of your installed software and hardware. We can assist you in starting to update your software and hardware to strengthen your cybersecurity defense.
Call us today at (832) 835-5353 for more information!